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Trump: The Art of the Deal

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Publisher's Summary

President-elect Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal-maker.

"I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big." —Donald J. Trump

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.

Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." —The New York Times

"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." —Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." —Boston Herald

"A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography." —New York Post

©2009 Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz (P)2016 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." ( The New York Times)
"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." ( Chicago Tribune)
"Fascinating...wholly absorbing...conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." ( Boston Herald)

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Surprisingly a very entertaining book

I wasn't sure what to expect. But turned out to be a great listen. Trump and Schwartz simply take you through the history of Trumps major real estate deals in a somewhat chronological order. Starting with his origins working with his dad building low-income housing in the bronx, all the way to Trump Tower. Politics aside (and they mostly are in this book) its a great story.

The narrator (Kaleo Griffith) did a great job making trumps words (which are written in the first person) come to life. As many know, Trump has a very unique way of talking and writing.. maybe its a new york thing? in any case the narration was good.

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dissapointed

I was expecting well written instructions on how to make a deals instead the whole book is just a series of trump discussing his own accomplishments. One has to glean the lessons out oneself

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great read

I don't get why there is so much hate towards this man. Very good book.

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Great Book

Great book it really shows you how trump thinks and you really understand why he does what he does as president. If people want to understand him and why he acts and does the things he does just need to hear this book.

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Not a trump supporter but...

I’m not a trump supporter but I did enjoy this book in relation to finances. It really goes over some of his biggest projects early on in his life. Not some much about how to be successful but you can learn a thing or too about putting together deals.

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Donald Trump tooting his own horn.

It was very interesting! Don't get me wrong. But it wasn't very informative as much as it was storytelling about some of the biggest deals he's done in the late 70s to mid 80s.

If you would like to know more about Trump and see another side of him than what you see in modern media this is a good listen.

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Not educational- a story.

I was hoping to learn something that I could take away and apply to business. Unfortunately there is nothing here but a story about trump.

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Gave me a great respect for Trump.

Book made me change my opinion on this man, hard work and perseverance pays off. Learned a great deal. thanks Mr. President

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No Wonder he is where he is...

Ok, love him or hate him, this book certainly gives you a perspective that is not on TV or a computer monitor. I am not necessarily a fan of politics but I can clearly understand how Donald Trump has become the President of The United States. This book is an easy follow, but pay attention, as there is a lot to take in. I have benefited in my business from reading this book. I will now listen to his Son's book "Triggered".

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strategic and exiting, trump delivers!

I love that he took upon the time to narrate it.a must for business people.

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  • Hebrews12v2
  • 2019-08-06

Surprisingly enjoyable!

I bought this book intending on getting to understand President Trump better. I wasn't particularly expecting it to be well written, or even less, "enjoyable".

What I got was a three. A better understanding of President Trump, a VERY well written book, and highly enjoyable to listen to!

I can't recommend purchasing this enough!

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  • 2019-04-12

as good as a MAGA hat

the first three chapters were basically a day in the life of, but the story really opened up after that, and I loved it. I learned, I enjoyed, and will probably listen to it again.
the guy reading it sounded like Trump as well, really added reality to it.

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  • Burns heating and air
  • 2019-04-10

more than I expected.

love the book. I took away three things from this book . one Never give up two never use your own money three Trust your gut feelings . I never new Donald Trump did all the things he did and yes they were unbelievable. he is way smarter than I gave him credit for and I have a new found Respect for him. after you read this you will too.

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  • JennRem
  • 2018-10-10

Great Insight!

I wanted to “read” this book as a way to get insight into how our President operates when dealing with others. It was a good listen and provided the insight!

My Audible purchases are all business, leadership and finance books and this fit right in. Recommend!

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  • Stuart Draper
  • 2019-02-20

Read to Understand Trump

Do you hate Trump?
Do you love Trump?
Read this book to understand Trump.
Now I get it. Why he does what he does.

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  • Brian Mace
  • 2019-04-27

Huge!

We couldn’t stop listening, even the kids wanted to keep going when we listened to the book!

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  • William
  • 2017-06-06

Biography

This is not, I will teach you how to make deals. This is, let me tell you a few stories and maby you'll learn something.

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  • kyle
  • 2018-08-26

What’s the big deal!!

When I was first coming into this book I was thinking I was going to learn about how Trump as made his fortune on this 11 key principles that you learn in the book but, instead I was in for a more full back story on Trumps life and what he has done and all the deals his was able to make. In my opinion that was just as important as the key principles of making a great deal.

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  • Yusuke Muramatsu
  • 2018-06-15

Boring if you are not interested in real estate

I thought that this is more about "how to make a deal" kinda book. The book is about how he conducted some of his big deals. There are something to learn from but this was not exactly what expected. Anyways, if you are into real estate and wanna learn about Trump's career development, it's a good book.

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  • Rob Thomas
  • 2018-08-27

Understanding Trump

Best way to learn and understand what makes Trump tick and why he acts the way he does. No other president in history knows how to Make America Great Again or to Keep America Great!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-05-15

art of the deal

I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump

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